08/04/16

As we were on half term at the beginning of this brief we had to meet up and discuss ideas as a group. In this post I will be showing some mind maps which we whipped up within a few hours.

The first mind map we did was on design ethics as a whole, we did this so that we could find a topic to use for our info graphic poster. We thought of materials, clients, money and production and how ethics links to these categories. In the end we decided to go more in depth into the materials and chose to revolve the poster around recycled paper, more specifically on why we should not recycle paper.

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The next 3 mind maps linked more to the content and style of our poster. We started off mind mapping paper and finding some statistics etc for how many pieces of paper you can get from the average tree etc.

We then went into more depth and Andrew came up with the idea of using a recycled paper texture as the background for our info graphic poster. This would make it look interesting and link in well with the topic that we are going for. We decided that to use little amounts of text, a lot of icons and a possibly a few separating lines. This would be the style of our poster to make it look modern and eye catching.

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Finally we discussed on typography. We decided that we wanted to use a bold sans-serif typeface that stood out and was in all capital letters. This type would be large so that it is readable but also make it look more like an interesting infographic as opposed to a plain and boring one with large amounts of average typography though I felt that we should have used a slightly neater font but we also wanted to keep the typeface linked to the grainy texture of recycled paper, to do this we would select a stylised typeface that had a rough grainy texture.

 

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